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Friday, November 29, 2019

WA/DL Capt. Larry M. Burke


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Larry M. Burke
January 21, 1938 ~ November 26, 2019

 


Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Larry M. Burke, age 81.  Captain Burke joined Western Airlines 06-05-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1998, based 052/SLC.
To view the obituary and share memories please visit the funeral home website at 
Obituary is also available online at
Funeral services will be held in the LDS chapel, Kaysville 9th Ward, Kaysville, Utah on November 30, with visitation prior to services.  Interment:  Kaysville City Cemetery. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists a residence mailing address as
 PO Box 57 , Kaysville, UT 84037-0057  …..  (801) 544-9996.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary……..Larry M Burke
Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, Larry M. Burke died 26 November 2019.  He was born 21 January 1938 in Vernal, Utah, the second child of Melvin Jesse Burke and Dolores Wardle.  His parents and a brother, Darius Burke, preceded him in death.  Larry grew up in Vernal, attended school and graduated from Uintah High School.  After high school he attended Brigham Young University and enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program, graduating as a Second Lieutenant.  He met and married Phyllis in 1961 in the Manti Temple.  After BYU, Larry attended flight school at Webb Air Force Base and was then assigned to Hill Air Force Base where he flew the C124 as an aircraft commander flying combat support missions during the Vietnam War. Later, Larry continued in the Air Force reserve program for 25 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 

Larry was hired as a pilot by Western Airlines in 1967 which later merged with Delta Airlines where he flew the Electra, Boeing 707, 727 and 737 aircraft.

Larry was always a faithful and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a strong testimony of Jesus Christ.  Annual family camping and trips to Hawaii were among his favorite activities.  He leaves a large posterity who he loved and cherished.  He was a very generous patriarch and leader of his family, son Kary and Claudean Burke,
grandsons Trent and Brandee Burke (Kylee and Aria), Sean Burke, Gavin and Sierra Burke, Adam Burke, daughter Shelly and Gordon Sleve, granddaughter Jenna and Tony Murray (Aspen and Finn), grandson Christian and Sara Sleve, granddaughter Sarah Sleve, son Daniel and Amber Burke, grandson Ethan Burke, granddaughter Jade Burke.
He also leaves three dear sisters, Deleen Green, LaNeita Young, Kathy and David Porter.

Funeral services will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel at 201 S. 600 E., Kaysville, Utah at 1:00 pm, Saturday November 30, 2019 with Bishop Roger Rigby officiating.  Family will greet friends at a viewing at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery.  A special thanks to the kind and caring staff at Sunridge Assisted Living in Layton.  Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Layton.  Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WA/DL Capt. Joel ‘Joe’ Brannan Pooley



~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Joel ‘Joe’ Brannan Pooley, age 81
May 20, 1938 ~ November 20, 2019

Word has reached our group that retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Joel ‘Joe’ Brannan Pooley has passed having suffered a massive heart attack last Wednesday evening.  Captain Pooley joined Western Airlines 06-20-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based LAX/030. He is survived by his wife Lynda plus many other dear friends and family members.  Daughter Julie writes: “….funeral services will be at 10 am on Tues. Dec. 3rd at the First United Methodist Church (surf city church): 2721 Delaware St. Huntington Beach 92648. Burial service to be at 12 noon after church service at Forest Lawn Cypress: 4471 Lincoln Ave. Cypress 90630. Reception to be at 1:30 pm at Seacliff Country Club 6501 Palm Ave. Huntington Beach, 92648.”
Captain Pooley’s biography can be found online at https://prabook.com/web/joel_brannan.pooley/209051 
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at
6362 DORAL DR.,  HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92648-6115
Should more news be received we will be sure to pass it along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN


Captain Pooley’s biography :   online site  https://prabook.com/web/joel_brannan.pooley/209051 
Joel Brannan Pooley, commercial airline pilot real estate broker

Background  :  Pooley, Joel Brannan was born on May 20, 1938 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of Carl Brannan and Lorena (Jones) Pooley.

Education  :  Associate of Arts, Skagit Valley College.

Career  :  Charter pilot, flight instructor, Anacortes, Washington, 1959-1966. Flight engineer Western Airlines, Los Angeles, 1966-1967, co-pilot, 1st officer, 1967-1975, captain, since 1975. Real estate salesman Century-21, Huntington Beach, 1972-1976, broker, since 1976.

Membership  :  Member committee Boy Scouts American, Huntington Beach, 1971, scoutmaster, 1973-1975. President swimming team American Athletic Union, Huntington Beach, 1975. Member Airline Pilots Association, Huntington Beach-Fountain Valley Board Realtors, Quiet Birdmen.

Lodges  : Masons. 
Interests  :  Tennis, fishing, running.

Connections  :  Married Lynda Lou Myers, November 16, 1958.
Children  : John Myers, Julia Jean.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

DL Capt. Max Keith Jones Sr.


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Max Keith Jones Sr.
July 3, 1938 ~ November 18, 2019


Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Max Keith Jones Sr., age 81.  Captain Jones joined Delta Air Lines 10-18-1965 and retired with Delta in March 1991, based DFW.  He is survived by his wife Margaret, his children and grandchildren.
To view obituary information online and sign the guestbook please visit
Obituary information is also available at
Visitation and funeral services for Capt. Jones will be held November 22nd at
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home & Cremation Services located in Covington, Louisiana.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
78341 Oak Ridge Road , Folsom, LA 70437.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………………Max Keith Jones, Sr. of Folsom, LA passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. He was born on July 3, 1938 in Oblong, IL to Marvin and Lucy (Galey) Jones. Max is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Ann (Blandino) Jones; his children Brian Jones (Jasmine), Laura "Gayla" Wilcox, Max Jones, Jr. (Ashley), Mark Jones (Anne); and five grandchildren Ally, Annabella, Ainsley, Luke, and Adelaide. He is also survived by his sister Donna Black. Max is preceded in death by his brother Owen Jones and his parents. Max graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Geology. After graduating, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain. Following his time in the Air Force, he was a pilot for over 25 years for Delta Airlines, retiring as a Captain in 1991. After his time at Delta, he dedicated himself to serving the community through his work with Habitat for Humanity, where he served as President. During his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf, gardening, and serving his church. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and doctors at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W 21st Ave, Covington, LA 70433 on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM with visitation on Friday beginning at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow the services in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Jones may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. Donations may be either mailed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or can be made at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
 Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com

WA/DL Capt. Charles Joseph ‘Joe’ Yaeger Jr.


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. Charles Joseph ‘Joe’ Yaeger Jr.
November 13, 1939 ~ November 3, 2019


Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Charles Joseph ‘Joe’ Yaeger Jr., age 79.  Captain Yaeger joined Western Airlines 10-30-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines. Captain Yaeger is survived by his wife Beverly Taylor, their children and their grandchildren. 
Obituary information may be viewed online at
A memorial service for Joe will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Camarillo on December 4, 2019.
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at
233 Camino La Madera , Camarillo CA 93010-1748.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………… Charles Joseph "Joe" Yaeger, Jr.

Camarillo - Charles Joseph Yaeger Jr, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Camarillo on November 3, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Joe was born in Chicago on November 13, 1939, the only son of Brooksie and Charles Joseph Yaeger, Sr. He graduated high school in Chicago before attending the University of Missouri on a Navy ROTC scholarship where he earned his BA in Business in June 1961.

Immediately after graduation he married Ruth Ann Moore of Mexico, Mo on June 10, 1961. They remained happily married for 42 years until her passing in April of 2003. Joe and Ruth Ann had 3 children; Chuck, Julie and Mark.

Joe was sworn into the USN in 1961 and went directly to flight training at Pensacola, Florida. He was stationed at North Island, San Diego before moving to Whidbey Island, Washington flying P2V Neptune's for sub patrol. He had 2 deployments to Kodiak, Alaska and Iwakuni, Japan. His last station was at Pt Mugu, California, where he served until 1966 when he left the Navy. Joe then entered civilian life as a commercial airline pilot for both Western Airlines and later Delta Airlines. He retired in 2005 after enjoying more than 40 years of flying for both the Navy and the airlines.

After the Navy, Joe and his family moved to Camarillo where they have been residents since 1966. He was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church for the past 53 years, serving both as a Deacon and Elder. He was involved with the Christmas Parade for 15 years, serving as parade chairman for six of them. He was active with the Rio Mesa High School Booster Club for many years serving as President in 1980. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks District for 12 years, 3 of them as the President. He chaired the Ventura County Golf Club from 1989 to 2011. For 6 years, he was a docent at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. For all his community activism Joe was recognized as Camarillo Man of the Year in 1979 and inducted as a Camarillo Don in 2012.

Joe had a variety of interests and hobbies. He was an avid reader, he loved traveling, playing golf, and spending time building and improving his home and church. Most importantly, Joe loved his family and friends. He cherished spending time playing bridge, partying, and traveling with his many lifelong friends. He spent as much time as possible with his kids and grandkids. He will always be remembered for his loving, generous, and kind spirit.

Joe leaves behind his current wife Beverly Taylor of 11 years. He also is survived by his 3 loving children Chuck (Liz) Yaeger of Dallas, Julie (Tim) Atencio of Las Vegas, Mark (Amy) Yaeger of Dallas, and six grandchildren Charlie, Will, Matt, Abby, Sam and Eric; Bev's children Matt and Tim Ross and their families.

A memorial service for Joe will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Camarillo on December 4, 2019 at 4pm. Memorial gifts in Joe's name can be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

PAA F/A Suzi (Akins) Gardner Fow, wife of DL Capt. John Fow


~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA F/A Suzi (Akins) Gardner Fow, wife of DL Capt. John Fow
October 5, 1947 ~ November 18, 2019

We have sad news to share from the Fow family….. yesterday came this news with the passing of Suzi (Akins) Gardner Fow, wife of retired Delta Air Lines Captain John C. Fow.  John’s son William wrote:  “Susan was a flight attendant for National/Pan Am starting in 1969   …..  lived in Indialantic, Florida and requests that in lieu of flowers please send donations to https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org “.    Services for Suzi are pending. 
Questions and/or concerns may be directed to the family at jsfow@cfl.rr.com
As more news is received we will be sure to pass it along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN   

Saturday, November 16, 2019

DL Capt. Elmer C. Hogue Jr.


DL Capt. Elmer C. Hogue Jr., age 93
September 21, 1926 - November 15, 2019

From: David L. Roberts [mailto:robertsDL@mindspring.com]
Subject: Death of retired Delta Captain Elmer C. Hogue, Jr.

CARES AND CONCERNS
Thank you to retired Captain Roger Haas for notifying us of the death of retired Delta Captain Elmer C. Hogue, Jr., 93.  Elmer was born in Atlanta on 9/21/1926, hired by Delta 2/15/1951 and was based in Atlanta.  He retired 10/1/1986 flying International Captain on the Lockheed L-1011.  He was on the distinguished list of Delta's Oldest Living Pilots.  In recent years Elmer lived in Blairsville, Georgia but in the last few months has been in a Union County Nursing home suffering from dementia and its related complications.   He will be buried Monday next to his parents in the College Park Cemetery.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to his sons Ellis and Thomas at P.O. Box 16585, Atlanta, GA 30321.  Dave


To view or sign the online Guest Book, visit
https://www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com/obituary/elmer-hogue


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Elmer C. Hogue

September 21, 1926 - November 15, 2019

ELMER'S OBITUARY

   Mr. Elmer Costley Hogue Jr. age 93 of Madeline Way Blairsville passed away peacefully on Friday November 15, 2019. Mr. Hogue was born on Sept. 21, 1926 in Atlanta, GA., the son of the late Elmer C. Hogue Sr. and the late Madeline S. Hogue. He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps WWII. He loved all animals especially bird watching and duck hunting. Elmer was a member of the Hapeville Masonic Lodge #F&AM, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and was an active member of the Historical Society. He was a loving father and friend to many.

    Surviving Mr. Hogue are two sons, Ellis Hogue of Hapeville, GA., Tommy Hogue of Blairsville, close friend Tammy King, several cousins, and many other relatives also survive.

   Graveside services will be held on Monday November 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm from the College Park Cemetery in College Park GA. Flowers are accepted or if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Union County Historical Society or to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Hogue’s memory. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 2-6:00 pm.

    Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at
www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com


MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME
78A Butternut Xing
PO Box 1676
Blairsville, Georgia 30512

Phone: (706) 745-3456
Fax: (706) 835-1640



College Park Cemetery
3600 Adams St
College Park, GA 30385
(404) 761-5400

WA/DL Capt. Ralph E. Fernandez


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Ralph E. Fernandez
May 13, 1934 ~ November 1, 2019


Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Ralph E. Fernandez, age 85.  Captain Fernandez joined Western Airlines 08-29-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1994, based 030/SLC.  He is survived by his daughter Tiffany, his grandchildren plus many other extended family members and close friends.
Obituary information may be viewed online at
Service arrangements are not known….should we hear more we will pass along those updates.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary………..Captain Ralph, Uncle Ralph, Ralphie, Rotten Ralph, Supersonic Taco (Air Force), Little Rabbit, Grandpa and Dad, Ralph was called so many things but one thing is for certain, if you had the pleasure of meeting him, you never forgot him and if he called you a friend, you were sure to know what a great gift that was.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1934 and 1 of 8 children, Ralph was the first in his family to finish high school and the only one to go to college. His father had immigrated from the town of Comillas, Spain in the early 1900's.

Ralph lived a life only one could dream of. He loved baseball as a child and was the catcher on many teams. As a graduate and student body president of Bishop Byrne High School in Port Arthur, Texas he entered the ROTC and went on to graduate from Louisiana University at Lafayette with a degree in Electrical Engineering. From there he entered the Air Force and flew many airplanes, but the F-104 Starfighter and C-130 were his favorites. He was stationed out of George AFB and traveled the world, finishing his tour with 6 months flying fighters in Vietnam at the beginning of the war. His love for flying didn't end there as he was hired by Western Airlines right after Vietnam. After Western merged with Delta Airlines, he continued on and flew with the airlines for over 35 years as a Captain and then as a Check Pilot. After retiring in 1994, he moved to Mesa, Arizona and began building spec homes on golf courses and eventually retired from that and lived half the year in Yuma, Arizona on his "senior trip" and the other half on the Mesa in Santa Barbara with his only daughter.

With a personality larger than life, he embraced life and said to wake up was always a good day. He enjoyed watching football and never missed his Saturday/Sunday games or the daily Sudoku or crossword puzzle in the newspaper.

Ralph was a local fixture at Mesa Cafe´ and made many friends over the course of his 15 years here in Santa Barbara. Everyone that got to know him, knew what a special man he truly was with a heart of gold, a sense of humor even too raw at times for some and a person you could always count on for great life stories and advice if you needed it. He adored and cherished his 2 "grandbabies" as he called them and in recent years counted on golf season to arrive at Santa Barbara High School to read all about his granddaughter, Melia (Haller).

"Dad, I have looked up to you all my life. Sharing a B-day with you was no coincidence as you have been my best friend for life, my rock, my ear and my biggest fan. Anyone that was lucky enough to know you knew what an incredible human you were, fun, stubborn, fiercely smart (thank you for passing that to your grandkids) and most extremely giving and kind man on Earth... and funnier than anyone I know. Your legacy lives on with your grandchildren. I hope we all continue to make you proud. We have all lost a part of ourselves with your passing. We will miss you beyond belief but find comfort knowing that you are with your best friend and sister "Mimi" in heaven and many of your dearest friends. God speed and I sure hope you are having a scotch and water with all your buddies right now."

Ralph passed away peacefully at Serenity House on November 1, 2019 at the age of 85. Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, all of his siblings and most recently his closest sister, Mercedes "Mimi" Dutton whom he loved as his best friend his whole life up until her death in June 2019. He leaves behind his only daughter Tiffany (Haller), son-in-law Kurt, grandchildren Melia and Garrett, niece Gaye Lynn, nephew Lloyd and great niece, Katie Lynn as well as more friends in this world he called family than you could count.

Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2019.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

NWA Francis L. DeVoll


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Francis L. DeVoll
November 6, 1924 ~ November 6, 2019


Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest Airlines Seattle based Manager of Flight Operations Francis Leroy DeVoll, age 95.  Widowed in September 2010 with the passing of his wife Evelyn Lorraine DeVoll, Francis is survived by their son Michael plus many other extended family members.
Obituary information may be viewed online at
Service arrangements are not known.
If more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary……….Francis DeVoll, age 95, passed away quietly Wednesday morning, November 6, 2019, at the Harbor View Adult Family Home. His son Michael had spent the day with him.

After graduating from high school in Madelia, Minnesota, Fran attended business school then followed the lead of many young men of the time and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served in the 15th Army Air Force, flying 25 missions over Europe as a B-24 Liberator nose gunner. Thus began a lifelong love of flying. After VE day he was reassigned stateside to Buckingham Army Air Base at Fort Myers, Florida where he met Lorraine, his wife of 65 years who predeceased him.

Fran and Lorraine relocated to Minnesota where he finished school then took a job in 1947 with Northwest Airlines (NWA), feeding his love of flying and travel. This started a lifetime of travel adventures to all parts of Asia and later with Lorraine to Europe and Africa as well as continuing trips to Asia. After son Michael was born, Fran and Lorraine relocated to the new western hub of NWA in Seattle, Washington, where he eventually became Base Manager of Flight Operations and remained there until his retirement in 1989.

When son Michael was old enough to join the Boy Scouts, Fran took an increasingly active role at the troop and council levels. When Michael was in High School, the family arranged a private student exchange with Shinko High School in Kobe, Japan, hosting a student in their home. They were so impressed with the idea they founded and operated The Rainier Beach Cultural Exchange organization for ten years before turning it over to Rotary. The family loved to travel and did so extensively, at one time taking Michael out of school and traveling about the Asia Region for a month with no airline nor hotel reservations as they visited Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia and the Philippines.

Francis is survived by his son Michael of Richmond, VA (Harriet), brother Robert DeVoll of Union City, CA (Mary), and extended family. We wish to give particular thanks to the staff of Village Green Retirement Home, CHI Franciscan Hospice and Harbor View Adult Family Home.

Please direct memorials to The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave. No., Seattle, WA 98109
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2019.

E. Lorraine DeVoll
July 11, 1926 ~ September 26, 2010

Lorraine’s obituary in part…………….
Lorraine DeVoll, age 84, passed away quietly Sunday evening, September 26, 2010, at the local hospital. Her husband Francis and son Michael had spent the day with her. During WWII, Lorraine worked for the Army at Buckingham Army Air Base at Fort Myers, Florida, where she was born. It was there she met her husband and they began a life of travel with a 7-day Greyhound bus honeymoon to California to meet his folks and on to Minnesota. When Michael was old enough to care for himself after school, she took a job with the King County Library as the librarian at Skyway, followed by several years at their headquarters in Seattle. Lorraine served as a Den Mother when Michael started Scouting. When he was in High School, the family arranged a private student exchange with Shinko High School in Kobe, Japan, hosting a young lady, Kiyoko Tanaka, in their home. They were so impressed with the idea they founded and operated The Rainier Beach Cultural Exchange organization for ten years before turning it over to Rotary. The family loved to travel and did so extensively within the 50 States, Europe, Africa, Australia, the Orient, and at one time took Michael out of school and literally bummed about the Orient for a month with no airline nor hotel reservations as they visited Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cambodia and the Philippines…………………….

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

DL pilot Peter M. Drobnak


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL pilot Peter M. Drobnak
April 26, 1950 - November 9, 2019


Word has been received with the passing of Delta pilot Peter Michael Drobnak, age 69.  Peter joined Delta Air Lines 03-23-1979 and was based ATL/031.  Friends write:  “Pete was a ‘79 hire and retired early due to medical problems.  He was s/o on the L 1011 until almost the end.”  Peter is survived by his wife Diane.
Obituary information may be viewed online at the funeral home website: 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
1010 Gates Hill Rd.,  Summerhill, PA 15958
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary……… DROBNAK – Peter Michael, “Pete the Pilot,” 69, New Germany/Salix, died November 9, 2019, at home. Born April 26, 1950, in Johnstown, son of the late Peter Jr. and Veronica E. (Ondesko) Drobnak.

Survived by wife of 43 years, Dianne L. (Sikorski) Drobnak, whom he married December 27, 1975; sister, Joanne Drobnak, Johnstown; niece, Monique Drobnak, Springhill, Florida; and great-nephew, Derek Knudson; and great-niece, Alexandria Knudson.

Alumnus of Forest Hills High School, class of 1968; and a 1972 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. US Navy Commander and P-3 Orion pilot having served during the Vietnam War. Retired Delta Air Lines pilot with over 20 years of service. Member of the Airline Pilots Association and St. Michael American Legion Post 551. Pete enjoyed spending time with family and friends, was an avid reader, and a passionate sports enthusiast.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork, where vigil will be held Wednesday.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Germany, Father Leon Hont, Celebrant.

Committal, Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Cemetery, Dunlo.

Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551.

Funeral Mass:  NOV 14. 11:00 AM (EST)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
1640 New Germany Road
New Germany, PA, 15958

Visitation:  NOV 13. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home
621 Maple Street
South Fork, PA, 15956

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NEA/DL Capt. Donald K. Moulthrop


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NEA/DL Capt. Donald K. Moulthrop
February 04, 1927 - November 12, 2019


Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Donald Kittridge Moulthrop, age 92.  Captain Moulthrop first joined Northeast Airlines 06-18-1958 and retired with Delta Air Lines based Boston.  He is survived by his wife Priscilla, their children and grandchildren.
Obituary information may be viewed and share your memories online at the funeral home website: 
SERVICES: Calling hours, Nov. 15th from 4:00-7:00 PM at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, Great Barrington MA.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Nov. 16th at The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington MA.
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at
35 Silver St.,  Great Barrington MA 01230-1925.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary…………….Donald K. Moulthrop, 92, passed away November 12, 2019 with his loving family at his side. Donald was born in Lyndonville, VT on February 4, 1927, son of Raymond and Ruth Hudson Moulthrop . He grew up in the Risingdale section of Housatonic, MA. Donald graduated from Searles High School, Great Barrington, MA in 1945. In 1943 he met the love of his life, Priscilla Adams. They were married June 24, 1950.

As a teen, Don learned to fly airplanes at the Great Barrington Airport, and during World War II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After his discharge from the Air Transport Command, he obtained an aircraft and engine mechanics degree from Boston University, New England Aircraft School. Upon graduation, he returned to Great Barrington Airport where he worked as a mechanic, flight instructor and charter pilot. He then flew for a local airline that operated between Pittsfield and NYC. He was hired as co-pilot and flight engineer with Northeast Airlines in 1958, and retired in 1987 as Captain with Delta Airlines. He also operated a popular Christmas Tree Farm on Silver Street in Great Barrington for many years.

Donald was the Moulthrop family genealogist, and enjoyed sharing his research. He always looked forward to visiting the Moulthrop family homestead in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He also enjoyed his numerous family pets, especially Sparky, Apollo and Obie. He loved traveling, gardening, fixing things, and riding his farm tractors and motorcycle. He loved all kinds of music and played several musical instruments.

Donald was a Hospice volunteer and a 50+ year member of the Cincinnatus Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Great Barrington. He was a member of Great Barrington Airport KB’s flying club and the Delta Golden Wings. He was a member of the Great Barrington Historical Society, and in 1994 was voted a “Living Legend” for the Historical Society’s Hometown Heroes celebration. He also served as an election polling official. Donald was a past member of the Methodist Church, and the First Congregational Church.

Donald is survived by his wife Priscilla, and his sons David and Paul Moulthrop. He is also survived by his daughters Diane Arnold (Steve), Audrey Leveille (Gary) and Karen Carson (Mark). He is also survived by grandchildren Ryan and Devan Arnold, Justin and Katelyn Leveille, Matthew and Kyle Carson, and great-grand child Jhonen Arnold. He is also survived by his brother Raymond Moulthrop and his wife Jeanne of Clarksburg, MA, by his aunt Ruth Moulthrop Parker of California, and by a beloved extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Grayden Moulthrop.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 15th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16th at The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington. Burial will follow at the Van Deusen/Peltonbrook Cemetery in Great Barrington.

Memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family, go to www.finnertyandstevens.com

Monday, November 11, 2019

NWA Capt. Nolan Parmer


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF, NWA Capt. Nolan Parmer
February 7, 1941 ~ September 17, 2019


News has reached our group with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Nolan Parmer, age 78. 
Friends write and obituary notes:  “Captain Nolan Jesse Parmer, age 78, passed away on September 17, 2019 after a courageous fight with heart and kidney disease……Nolan was hired by NWA on March 24, 1969 and medically retired in 1996. Prior to NWA employment he served as a USAF fighter pilot.”
Obituary information may be viewed online at
For those wishing to send condolences, whitepages notes the Parmer residence address as
1292 Pebble Springs , Prescott, AZ 86301
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary……….
On September 17, 2019, Nolan Jesse Parmer flew west for the last time after a courageous fight with heart and kidney disease. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen, four first cousins and several nieces and nephews.

Nolan was born February 7, 1941 to Jesse and Zeda Parmer in Port Arthur, Texas.

The family moved to Phoenix when Nolan was nine due to severe asthma.

He graduated from Camelback High school in 1959. While in high school Nolan served in the ROTC and continued during his time at ASU where he received his degree in electrical engineering.

Nolan enlisted in the Air Force where he served as a fighter pilot for five years. Nolan used his talent and love of airplanes to become a commercial pilot for NW Airlines, where he flew for 27 years taking an early retirement in 1996.

Nolan belonged to a number of groups over the years. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and building and flying radio control airplanes.

Nolan will be truly missed by his family and many friends.

Information provided by survivors.

Nolan Parmer, age 78, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019, in Prescott. Affordable Burial and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

DL Capt. Richard A. Lewis


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Richard A. Lewis
December 8, 1938 ~ November 2, 2019


Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Richard Arthur Lewis, age 80.  Captain Lewis joined Delta Air Lines 06-02-1969 and retired with Delta in December 1998, based  030/DFW.  Widowed in May 2019 with the passing of his wife Madeline, Captain Lewis is survived by their children and grandchildren.
Captain Lewis’ obituary may be viewed online at
As well, both obituaries appear below.
The Lewis’ had most recently resided at 233 Dogwood Lakes Cir., Bullard, TX 75757.
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Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary…………..
I was born Richard Arthur Lewis at Hamilton Army Airfield, San Francisco, CA, 8 December 1938. I was the son of an Army Air Corps pilot. I was born with unruly fly-away hair, and a personality to match. My school years were spent wandering the globe with my parents William and Eleanor Lewis, and my brother Edward. I went to 17 schools in my first 12 years of schooling.

I graduated from the University of Utah, despite my efforts to the contrary. My swim coach told me 'grades or no swimming.' I wanted to swim. I was a "2.0 and go" guy, but I graduated.

I followed my dad's footsteps and became a pilot. I flew C-118/135/141s serving 9 years in the USAF. In 1969 I started flying for Delta Airlines. I retired with more than 25,000 hours of flight time. I briefed my Delta crews before each flight that I was just doing the job for greens fees and golf tees, so we should do it right.

Very early on, I married and had two children BJ and Don. I am not perfect, and life happens, so I had a second chance at marriage. I married my soulmate and, in that union, I got a bonus daughter TW, a bonus brother James, and a circle of amazing friends I considered family.

After retiring, we moved to our dream home in a golf course community. There I spent time playing golf, travelling, telling lies with the "Dew Boys", enjoying the Italian food created by my talented wife, dedicating time to the Wounded Warrior Project, and enjoying family and friends. We particularly relished our Christmas gatherings where everyone had to roll their own ravioli.

My soulmate, Madeline, passed before me, so I am now happily reunited with her, having passed away with family holding me close on 2 November 2019.

Thank you to all the wonderful caregivers at Grand Brook Memory Care and Anchor of Hope Hospice in Grapevine, Texas. Every single person treated me and my family with love and respect every moment I was in their care.

To my family and friends- live your best life, pay yourself first, laugh and love a lot, make mischief, never quit, and treat everyone with honor and respect.

I think Katherine Hepburn said it best, "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!"

My Funeral Mass will be at 2 pm on 15 November at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 18221 FM 2493, Flint, TX 75762.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 10, 2019

Madeline Lewis
November 3, 1942 - May 25, 2019

Obituary for Madeline Lewis
Madeline Lewis passed away on May 25th in the Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas. She was born Madeline Intermagio on November 3, 1942 in Scranton, PA to Frances and Benjamin Intermagio.

Madeline had a successful Real Estate career in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and then moved to the Tyler area to retire with her husband Richard. They both enjoyed playing golf and traveling. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Church and met life-long friends here. She is survived by her loving family including her husband, Richard; daughter, Tanya Wazney; brother, James Intermagio; her stepdaughter, Barbara Lewis and stepson, Don Lewis. She had many incredibly caring and close friends.